Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Kirk & Spock Masks

Stacia at She Blogged By Night researched the history of the Captain Kirk mask used in the first (1978) Halloween movie.

Turns out, it was made from a life-cast of Shatner. 
This Spock mask from the 1970s was also from a life-cast of Nimoy. 
Both masks definitely live in the "uncanny valley"--that place where images are just close enough to real life to invoke revulsion.
Tho is the Kirk one also sort of touchingly sad?


bink said...

Creepy! I know people have to let their faces go slack when they are getting life-casts... because you can't hold an expression long enough for the casting materials to dry. But the result is so dead! They should get an artist to touch up the casts and animate the expressions a bit before they are cast. Plus people look extra jowly because they are laying down and the weight of the casting materials (along with gravity) pulls their faces down. Result: not pretty.

Fresca said...

Thanks for explainign how they're made bink---I hadn't thought!